Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2012-02-23

The popular rock band Switchfoot will perform at Samford University Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in Pete Hanna Center.  Tickets are on sale now.

The five-member group began with successes in the Christian rock scene before gaining mainstream recognition when its music was featured prominently in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. Their seventh studio album, Hello Hurricane, received a Grammy award in 2011 for Best Rock Gospel Album. Their most recent album is Vice Versa (2011).

Band members are Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals) and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals).

All tickets are $16 and are general admission.  Tickets may be purchased at: For information, call (205) 726-2276.

The concert is part of a week-long series of Spring Fling events at Samford.